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Latest figures show churches alive in the community

Latest figures show churches alive in the communityFour people out of every 10 (more than 39%) are likely to attend a church this Christmas with more than 2.6 million attending Church of England churches and cathedrals on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, according to research released by the Church of England and English Heritage.

Bishops' office and working costs published

Bishops' office and working costs publishedThe 2002 office and working costs of bishops in the Church of England are published today.

National Rural Officer appointed

National Rural Officer appointedDr Jill Hopkinson is to be the next National Rural Officer for the Church of England and the Archbishops' Council. She currently leads research at the Arthur Rank Centre, based at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, formerly known as the National Agricultural Centre.

Evangelism - Which Way Now?

Evangelism - Which Way Now?An evaluation of Alpha, Emmaus, Cell church and other contemporary strategies for evangelism by Mike Booker and Mark Ireland With a foreword by the Archbishop of York

Giant steps in the online world of Church House Bookshop

Giant steps in the online world of Church House BookshopChurch House Bookshop, the official bookshop of the Church of England, is pleased to announce the relaunch of its popular and successful web site - www.chbookshop.co.uk - on 10 November 2003. The fresh, attractive, and user-friendly design combined with powerful new catalogue and search facilities will provide the visitor with a state-of-the-art experience in Christian online shopping.

Some issues in human sexuality: a guide to the debate

Some issues in human sexuality: a guide to the debateThe House of Bishops has commended for study a guide to some aspects of the debate on human sexuality. Some Issues in Human Sexuality: A Guide to the Debate, requested by the House three years ago, sets out a variety of views on homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexualism and seeks to promote informed reflection on them. It neither changes nor suggests changes to current Church policy.

Woman priest praised by Lord Carey tells of her past pain

Woman priest praised by Lord Carey tells of her past painRecognising the interest that has been been generated by mention, by Lord Carey in the House of Lords, of a woman who escaped from prostitution and has since been ordained in the Church of England, the priest in question agreed to undertake a single interview about her story to be made available to the media.

National Mission and Evangelism Adviser announced

National Mission and Evangelism Adviser announcedThe Rev Paul Bayes is to be the next National Mission and Evangelism Adviser to the Archbishops' Council. Paul has extensive experience of parish life, evangelism, church planting and developing different forms of new congregations.

Education Sunday aims for a deeper learning experience

Education Sunday aims for a deeper learning experienceChurches representing the spectrum of Christian denominations are publishing resources for Education Sunday 2004 as the new academic year gets underway. For well over a hundred years, there has been an annual recognition in England and Wales of this Special Sunday as a national day of prayer and celebration for everyone in the world of education. Next year, it will be on February 8. For its 2004 theme, Putting out into the Deep, the ecumenical steering group has focused on the challenge of education.

Church of England looks to repeat success at National Wedding Show

Church of England looks to repeat success at National Wedding ShowClergy and lay people staffing the Church of England's stand at the National Wedding Show are expecting a busy time at Earls Court from Friday to Sunday, October 3-5. The stand attracted some 1300 visitors on its first outing, at the NEC Birmingham from September 12-14, almost 1 in 10 of the total attendance.